Run a net-facing ssh server with (only) password authentication ?? Wow, just wow.
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Run a net-facing ssh server with (only) password authentication ?? Wow, just wow.
I find it wonderful that an experiment we reproduced at school - the Michelson-Morley - that disproved the theory of the stationary aether, is reborn with today's technology, and validates general relativity.
IFLS, as they say :-)
Because if they went through that service assessment...... they might not crash when there's a peak in activity.
PM David Cameron.. says: “I believe the creation of the Government Digital Service is one of the great unsung triumphs of the last Parliament."
Because you'd want to sing about the great triumph of the payments system for the Dartford Crossing being in alpha state over a year and a half since it went live, wouldn't you ??
Every time the latest GDS farce happens, I go off and look. Still alpha ?? Check.
Verify. Don't get me fucking started on that.
Turned out I needed to sign up to it to submit details of changes in personal circumstances for an adjustment to my tax code via gov.uk or whatever bullshit name the Web 2.x types have dreamt up this week.
Why they can't passport across my Government Gateway ID that I've been using for well over a decade for Tax, VAT, blood doning and God alone knows what else and thus should be more than good enough to verify my identity I can't fathom. Other than sheer incompetence and lack of understanding. Oh yes, see "Web 2.x types".
Anyways, go through all the rigmarole, 30 minutes later get verify from the Post Office because I distrust them slightly less than the other providers on offer. Of course, they've ambled off to the credit reference agencies for info to ask questions that might confirm I'm who I say I am. Go back to the gov.uk site, sign in, submit the changes. Sorry, for some reason I totally forget now the changes I want to make can't be submitted here. Please call us or write.
So I go back to the old HMRC site with my GG ID. Happily submit the changes via that route which is mercifully still working, new tax code issued within 2 weeks, no painful phone call or expensive letter required.
Someone please put the almost-entirely-still-Beta-flagged gov.uk and the crowd who work on it at the Cabinet Office out of our misery ASAP and tell HMRC there's (comparatively) little wrong with what they're doing at the moment and rip-and-replace is NOT required after all.
The classes which have breaks longer than an hour apart tend to leave people with terrible recall of anything passed the 60 minute mark.
No shit, Sherlock. There's research going back decades, if not centuries, that shows this.
It's fair to say that after years of trying, we're finally realising that a single on-disc filesystem that's optimised for all use cases is probably not achievable. So I don't see your objection as (necessarily) an issue.
As long as it's not forced on everyone....
Ambulance driver missed signs of sepsis
You are Jeremy Hunt and I Claim My Five Pounds.
For your information, the people you are presumably referring to there, who are qualified to make certain diagnoses and carry out certain treatments, are professionals whose job title is Paramedic. They are not Ambulance Drivers, despite the Health Secretary's recent repeated attempts to down-classify them every time he mentions them in a speech. He's yet to change his language.
Certainly did at that campsite in the Dales in the late 60's whose facilities consisted of an earth closet.
Proper camping, that was.
"Not operated in the UK for years"
I have here a job ad that I saved away from them, in London, for a Linux Engineer, dated Sep 2014. Not that long ago, except in "Internet Years, pah"
Absolutely. Especially when it comes to properly managing "need-to-know" access granularity. It seems to me that it's impossible for this not to be a highly labour-intensive activity.
Jim Hacker's Department of Administrative Affairs is alive and well, its 21st Century incarnation being GDS.
Much like the response when world+dog with any security knowledge told them ActiveX would be a disaster for security. "But it's what our users want" said MS.
That ended well, didn't it ?
"Despite CSRF bugs not having the same credibility as other bugs....."
Looks like the MIT scientists who deep-dived the Linux kernel for tSCOg and Darl have moved on to bigger and better things.
I can do that.
Isn't that an embedded systems architect, renamed ?
I read it. "Isotope reset" does not change the half-life of any isotope. It determines the ratios of isotopes in the sample.
The one massive problem with ALL renewable power sources is that the are INTERMITTENT and can not supply base load.
And the massive problem when nuclear came along was that it was slow to turn on and off (and the problems weren't just with the reactors - I saw the video of what happened to the stator end windings on a 600MW set when it went from 0 to full load...) ie constant generation, whilst the load was variable - sort of the converse of wind/solar/tidal.
It's why Cruachan and Dinorwic were constructed in the first place. And they can do the same job for renewables - store until needed.
Anyway, we've kicked the can a decade or two down the road by extending the life of a number of existing nukes.
You have seen the terms of "free" solar installations, haven't you ?
Renting your roof to the installation company (or its successors/financiers) for 25 years.
Neat idea, that.
For the solar installer.
Not for the homeowner.
replenishing from a renewable resource ?? Yes, on a geological timescale.
And we won't be able to use the ones left, coz they're all Grade 2 listed so can't be modified.
Even accepting (which of course I don't) the second half of the sentence in the quoted assertion, it's still faux science, because the first half of the sentence doesn't tell us (other than by implcation) which isotope of Uranium is being referred to.
I know I shouldn't have gone there, but just for the lulz I visited your website. In one essay (Nullius in Verba, presumably yours) I found:
"Uranium has a half life of 4.5 billion years in laboratory conditions but the decay rate is unknown and unpredictable in the Earths molten mantle"
This assertion tells me who is the faux scientist in one sentence.
Just remember that to exploit the vulnerability requires a compromised upstream DNS server, or MTM vector.
If that's happened, m'lud, I'd submit that this vuln is the least of your problems.
Thanks for your ref. Now, that's interesting. The post has an insert headed "Update: 2014". Groklaw "closed" on 20th August 2013. All I had been aware of happening since then was updates to the various timelines (pretty much SCO vs IBM) and 2 or 3 new "news picks".
And those news picks have some PJ comments too, so it's not just Mathfox.
The trustee (sic) in bankruptcy and his cohorts made sure they bled the corpse dry. There was a few million kicking around that they sucked out. The accounts are there on Groklaw.
It was the sundry creditors who got screwed most of all. Including the local pizza place.
Kodak - ex-Interactive Unix. The only "other" Unix on 80386 in the mid-80s.
Yabut... The BSD implementation of true(1) doesn't give you any help. A serious omission, IMHO.
And one of the guys in my year at IC built a telephone switch using one as his final year project....
As a blog, yes.
But the timeline and document repository from the various cases (in practice, SCO vs IBM) continues to be updated.
Yabut.... The esteemed Trustee in Bankruptcy swore blind to the Delaware Bankruptcy court that there was a really, really good chance of winning against Novell. Despite utterly losing that case, I guess he can't backtrack on the rest of the litigation's chances.
David Boies' law firm undertook to carry on (this part of) the litigation until its conclusion for a fixed fee, and, if I remember correctly, a share in any settlement. So they're contractually obliged to the "trustee"-in-bankruptcy to carry on this farce.
But that was for legal fees, not expenses. Which is why things are now moving at a glacial pace. Boies et al know the chances of profit!!!! are very low, so they really are doing the bare minimum.
So the answer to the question is - it was all paid for up-front a decade or so ago. You'll note that Microsoft had some involvement in one round of funding back then. Allegedly.
But given most developers run everything at the highest level they could so it's easier to code, I won't be surprised if this stuff becomes common.
Region blocking is pretty much SOP for many organisations for SMTP traffic, and has been for years. This just extends it down to the IP level :-)
then the windows fall out
Or the architects decide that concave ones would look nice. Then they inexplicably focus sunlight onto the roadway below and damage cars.
Is there any other way to write Perl code ?
Clock rates <1MHz. 4 clocks per cycle if you were lucky :-)
2100 was more of a controller
I only called it a mini 'coz the lab one had a teletype attached :-) I seem to remember programming an ISR for the keyboard was the task we had.
If you don't realise why he's been so royally downvoted, oh well.....
I'm sure you'd just love the reputation of being the guy who lost 2 deep space probes that had gone the furthest of any manmade object and had been doing just fine for decades. Through your bright idea for how Things Could Be Done Better.
Seems you couldn't be arsed to upvote him, either.
HP 2100 not a mainframe, 'twas a desktop mini.
2nd year elec eng, 1974/5, programming it was part of the optional computing course.
We had to write the assembler, then hand-assemble it into the machine code, then enter it in with the front panel pushbuttons.
I thus gained an intuitive understanding of how instructions are decoded, logic flows through the ALU, and the way an ISR works.
Can I have the job please ?? I still don't "get" object-orientation :-)
That's priceless. Absolutely priceless.
The phrase "Eat shit. 100 billion flies can't be wrong" instantly entered the front of my consciousness. Who else did that happen to ???
Clearly not the Microsoft markerdroids
No, not really.
You guys elect your judges in many states - which would take away May's argument over that straight away (if it had any validity in the first place). However, do tell me how well that one's working out for you.
C++ - agreed
C - show me another language which delivers damn near the same performance as assembler and allows explicit access to all the machine's registers (both of which are crucial for an operating system - I remember the OS that Olivetti wrote in Pascal) whilst giving you at last some decent higher-level constructs,and then I'd agree. And assembler with macros pretending to be higher-level isn't allowed. That's what we had before C.
It's 3 years old. A couple of decades, or more, in "Internet Time" (I feel dirty for saying that....)
Legislation trumps any voluntary code.
So the point is ?
"This is about computer networks"
I'd make the case that this isn't about computer networks, but about communication networks. In which case, they most certainly did exist. With exactly the same challenge to address as today's networks - how to communicate securely over an insecure medium.
In WW2, the medium was morse code transmitted over HF radio. This was easily intercepted with a sufficient number of skilled operators at sufficient receiving stations. These operators are amongst the unsung heroes - accurately transcribing random characters is far harder than plain language.
If you've never heard of him, you've clearly watched very little Star Trek.
Two words. Dyson Sphere.